The Boston Bruins and their fans are likely still smarting from falling one win short of a Stanley Cup victory against the St. Louis Blues, but the bottom line is that this was an impressive run. Really, it cemented the notion that Bruins management has done a lot right in finding ways to extend this group's window of contention, where other teams would age out of elite play. Still, there was one thing that bothered me about the Bruins: their lack of experimentation toward the end of the regular season. Most teams don't get the chance to tinker without big consequences For a long time, it was clear that the Bruins would meet the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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